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Lodging Leaders brings together the best and brightest minds of the hotel industry to share their stories, insights and actionable advice. Each week, lodgingleaders.com founder and entrepreneur Jon Albano interviews inspiring hoteliers and leading hospitality industry professionals that have produced amazing results to help you maximize profits, scale your portfolio, protect your investment, and so much more. Let the collective intelligence of the hotel industry lead you to better results.

Lodging Leaders brings together the best and brightest minds of the hotel industry to share their stories, insights and actionable advice. Each week, lodgingleaders.com founder and entrepreneur Jon Albano interviews inspiring hoteliers and leading hospitality industry professionals that have produced amazing results to help you maximize profits, scale your portfolio, protect your investment, and so much more. Let the collective intelligence of the hotel industry lead you to better results.
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Lodging Leaders brings together the best and brightest minds of the hotel industry to share their stories, insights and actionable advice. Each week, lodgingleaders.com founder and entrepreneur Jon Albano interviews inspiring hoteliers and leading hospitality industry professionals that have produced amazing results to help you maximize profits, scale your portfolio, protect your investment, and so much more. Let the collective intelligence of the hotel industry lead you to better results.

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English

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(404) 594-4484


Episodes

209 | American Tales: Hotel industry execs tell all

4/17/2019
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“These stories can only be told by us.” Those words are written by Bharat Shah, an American hotelier and an immigrant from India, in his autobiography “America My Destiny.” Bharat’s son, Mit, is founder and CEO of Noble Investment Group, which has $3 billion of private equity invested in hotels throughout the country. Together, father […] The post 209 | American Tales: Hotel industry execs tell all appeared first on Lodging Leaders.

Duration:01:12:50

208 | Surf-By Lawsuits: Hotel websites in legal crosshairs

4/10/2019
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Is your hotel’s website accessible to people with disabilities? If you don’t know the answer to that question, you’ll probably end up in court. In this episode, we examine what’s behind the dramatic spike in website accessibility lawsuits being filed against businesses under the Americans with Disabilities Act. And why commercial enterprises found to be […] The post 208 | Surf-By Lawsuits: Hotel websites in legal crosshairs appeared first on Lodging Leaders.

Duration:00:36:06

207 | “Today’s Not the Day”: Why Trump Hotels changed course in the Mississippi Delta

4/3/2019
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Almost two years ago, Trump Hotels introduced Chawla Hotels to the world as the first developers of the company’s new brands Scion and American Idea. Though Trump Hotels in February announced it was pulling out of development deals in Cleveland and other nearby towns, the Trump effect will be more than a footnote in Mississippi’s […] The post 207 | “Today’s Not the Day”: Why Trump Hotels changed course in the Mississippi Delta appeared first on Lodging Leaders.

Duration:00:46:56

206 | The Business of Immigration: Family migration to U.S. under threat

3/27/2019
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The federal government’s efforts to curb family migration to America is a key concern for many foreign-born residents in the U.S. and their children, including the Indian American community, which has used the method over the past 50 years to grow into an economic powerhouse of business owners, including their domination of the hotel industry. […] The post 206 | The Business of Immigration: Family migration to U.S. under threat appeared first on Lodging Leaders.

Duration:00:48:26

205 | Opportunity Zones Create 21st Century Gold Rush

3/20/2019
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Today’s report takes a look at a newcomer to hotel fund raising – the Investing in Opportunity Act, and the capital pools and projects the federal law is generating. While the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the IRS are still working on the act’s punch list, many hotel developers and private equity groups are […] The post 205 | Opportunity Zones Create 21st Century Gold Rush appeared first on Lodging Leaders.

Duration:00:35:19

204 | Bias and Backward Thinking: What’s holding women back

3/13/2019
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This week, Lodging Leaders focuses on women in hospitality, and the long road ahead for those who want a lead role in the industry. You’ll hear from … Peggy Berg, founder of Castell Project Jeffrey Tobias Halter, corporate gender consultant and founder of Why Women Beth Milano, manager at Ruckus Wireless Kris Gathright, executive vice president and […] The post 204 | Bias and Backward Thinking: What’s holding women back appeared first on Lodging Leaders.

Duration:00:44:06

203 | Human Trafficking in Hotels Happens Every Day

3/6/2019
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This week, Lodging Leaders focuses on the scourge of human trafficking and its impact on the U.S. travel industry, including hotels. You’ll hear from … Brad Myles, CEO of Polaris, operator of the National Human Trafficking Hotline Ed Bastion, CEO of Delta Air Lines Camila Wright Zolfaghari, vice president of policy at the trafficking-prevention group […] The post 203 | Human Trafficking in Hotels Happens Every Day appeared first on Lodging Leaders.

Duration:00:28:14

202 | Mitch Patel Redesigns the Future of Vision Hospitality

2/27/2019
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This week, Lodging Leaders focuses on Mitch Patel and his company, Vision Hospitality Group in Chattanooga, Tennessee. We will hear from Mitch about how he has remade Vision Hospitality Group to capture new segments of travelers and capitalize on new and emerging trends in guests’ needs, wants and expectations. We also hear from others involved […] The post 202 | Mitch Patel Redesigns the Future of Vision Hospitality appeared first on Lodging Leaders.

Duration:00:45:10

201 | A New Story: Lodging Leaders Shifts to New Format with Judy Maxwell

2/20/2019
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Judy Maxwell is a veteran news journalist of more than 30 years. She has been a staff writer and editor at newspapers in Pennsylvania and Georgia. Most of her career has been dedicated to covering business news and events. Over the past seven years, Judy has worked with Asian Media Group, publisher of Asian Hospitality, […] The post 201 | A New Story: Lodging Leaders Shifts to New Format with Judy Maxwell appeared first on Lodging Leaders.

Duration:00:31:25

200 | Excellence Wins with Horst Schulze

2/13/2019
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Horst Schulze is Founder, Chairman and CEO of the Capella Hotel Group, and Co-founder & Former COO of The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Co. Schulze is a legendary leader and global titan of business and the author of Excellence Wins: A No-Nonsense Guide to Becoming the Best in a World of Compromise (Zondervan/HarperCollins). His visionary and disruptive […] The post 200 | Excellence Wins with Horst Schulze appeared first on Lodging Leaders.

Duration:00:35:07

199 | Creating a Sense of Place Through Themed Design with Peter Sawatzky

2/6/2019
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Peter Sawatzky is a partner at the Imagination Corporation, a unique family company based in British Columbia, Canada, that specializes in the design and construction of one of a kind signs and themed architecture. With more than two decades of experience building themed attractions, there is very little he can’t imagine and then create. Merging […] The post 199 | Creating a Sense of Place Through Themed Design with Peter Sawatzky appeared first on Lodging Leaders.

Duration:00:24:21

198 | Energy & Experience Turn Into Results with Jyoti Sarolia

1/30/2019
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Jyoti Sarolia is a third-generation hotel owner from San Diego. She serves as Chief Operating Officer of Ellis Hospitality that operates seven properties and she just completed a one-year term as Chairman of the Choice Hotels Owners Council. Her original career choice was to be a lawyer, but now she is raising the bar in […] The post 198 | Energy & Experience Turn Into Results with Jyoti Sarolia appeared first on Lodging Leaders.

Duration:00:39:15

197 | Loyalty Program Fraud Awareness and Prevention with Josh Galun

1/23/2019
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Josh Galun is the Hospitality & Travel Lead at Excella in Washington, D.C. He’s has been at Excella for over 8 years and most recently joined the Excella Leadership Team in 2018. Josh has wide-ranging experience in project management, custom software development, process definition, IT security, data warehousing, and digital analytics. He currently focuses on […] The post 197 | Loyalty Program Fraud Awareness and Prevention with Josh Galun appeared first on Lodging Leaders.

Duration:00:29:27

196 | How to Drive Direct Bookings and Manage OTA Contributions with James Nannos

1/16/2019
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James Nannos leads the Hotel Partnerships Team at Stay Wanderful, where he’s focused on hotel growth, loyalty programs, and customer success. Prior to joining Stay Wanderful, James was part of the original Breadcrumb POS team (acquired by Groupon), and has held numerous other startup and private-equity related roles. Outside of work, James is a Captain […] The post 196 | How to Drive Direct Bookings and Manage OTA Contributions with James Nannos appeared first on Lodging Leaders.

Duration:00:26:34

195 | The Internal Experience (iX) Leadership Framework with Rachel Headley

1/9/2019
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Dr. Rachel MK Headley has been in the trenches, dealing with unspoken conversations, barriers to team goals and success, and figuring out how to achieve impossible goals demanded by executive leadership. She believes the internal experience (iX) of an organization is a leadership choice. Partnering with Meg Manke at the Rose Group Int’l, they developed […] The post 195 | The Internal Experience (iX) Leadership Framework with Rachel Headley appeared first on Lodging Leaders.

Duration:00:32:18

194 | How to Handle a Digital Crisis with Mike Gelfond

12/26/2018
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Mike Gelfond has more than two decades of expertise in digital marketing and advertising, with careers at iXL, Creative Digital Group, LBi and Mastermind. An expert in social media, digital strategy, mobile, ecommerce, reputation/crisis management, analytics, CRM and lead generation with key industry verticals. Mike is a graduate of the University of Georgia, a frequent […] The post 194 | How to Handle a Digital Crisis with Mike Gelfond appeared first on Lodging Leaders.

Duration:00:31:40

193 | The Problem with Work-Life Balance with David Kubes

12/19/2018
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Dr. David Kubes is an international lawyer, avid entrepreneur, consultant, coach and certified facilitator of several Access Consciousness® special programs, including Right Voice for You and Right Riches for You. After graduating from law school, Dr. Kubes finalized his Ph.D. in aviation law at the age of 25, and started working for Austrian Airlines in […] The post 193 | The Problem with Work-Life Balance with David Kubes appeared first on Lodging Leaders.

Duration:00:30:19

192 | A Life Improving Customer Experience with Alex Shashou

12/12/2018
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Alex Shashou is the Co-Founder and President of ALICE, a top-ranking staff Task Management & Collaboration platform with a global customer base of 2,000+ hotels. Born and raised in London, Alex grew up in the hospitality industry, and he’s become a sought-after hospitality thought leader, speaking on technology and innovation in hospitality at conferences around […] The post 192 | A Life Improving Customer Experience with Alex Shashou appeared first on Lodging Leaders.

Duration:00:34:21

191 | Financing for New Hotel Development with Malcolm Davies

12/5/2018
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Malcolm Davies is Principal/Managing Director of George Smith Parners, a leading, national provider of capital market services to the commercial real estate industry. Malcolm has over 20 years of experience as an award-winning capital advisor and developer, having advised and been involved with nearly $3B worth of financings, both in the equity and debt markets. […] The post 191 | Financing for New Hotel Development with Malcolm Davies appeared first on Lodging Leaders.

Duration:00:33:20

190 | Responsible Luxury and Sustainability with Franck Droin

11/28/2018
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Franck Droin is the hotel manager at The Mandarin Oriental Bangkok, and his 19 years of hospitality industry experience includes working with big brand hotel chains across various destinations in Europe, The Middle East, Africa, and Asia. Franck is passionate about promoting the concept of responsible luxury and has fueled ground-breaking conversations and initiatives. Some […] The post 190 | Responsible Luxury and Sustainability with Franck Droin appeared first on Lodging Leaders.

Duration:00:27:18